PhD project - Multi-scale modelling of the lymphatic system
The University of Sydney

School of Mathematics and Statistics

Posted on: Sun Feb 22 2015

Have you just completed honours in mathematics, physics or engineering? Do you want to apply your skills to advance our understanding of the human body?

Researchers in the Applied Mathematics group at the University of Sydney are part of an international consortium of four universities working to create biological knowledge and experimentally informed computer models of the body’s lymphatic system, which is where immune response is mounted. The system is also central to cancer metastasis. The consortium includes nodes in the UK and US, and actively involves other major universities as well. Its five-year funding by the US National Institutes of Health has just been renewed. The group at Sydney has the opportunity to guide the direction of the work of the experimental laboratories overseas. There would be opportunities to collaborate with overseas researchers, including the possibility of embedding visits, and to present work at domestic and international conferences.

An Australian or New Zealand applicant who was in possession of an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) would be eligible for a top-up scholarship of A$10,000 per annum for the duration of the APA. An Australian or NZ applicant without an APA would be considered for a full scholarship of up to US$22,920 per annum.

To apply for this PhD scholarship, forward your CV and a supporting statement to Associate Professor Chris Bertram (

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